When students in a Vaughn Elementary classroom heard their teacher explain that every person should have the right to an education, something really clicked.
As 5th grade teacher Rachael Ribota shared her lesson on universal human rights, she said her students did more than just listen. They talked about the challenges some children have preparing for school and discussed how they could help. Without prompting from their teacher, the class decided to start a school supply drive to help students in need.
For several weeks, the class collected everything from notebooks and pencils to rulers and glue sticks. Before they knew it, they filled a whole cart with school supplies. The students arranged to donate all of the items to the Kids in Need Foundation, an organization that distributes free supplies to schools throughout the United States. Way to go Vaughn!